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Methodist Leads GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

 

Posted Friday, April 15, 2005

 

Methodist Leads GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll


Oglethorpe making run towards the top
 

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Methodist - who has been the top-ranked team all season in Divisoin III men?s golf - landed nine first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. Oglethorpe garnered seven first-place votes to move up three slots to second. Guilford and Redlands each grabbed two first-place votes but nonetheless fell a spot to numbers three and four, respectively.

 

St. John?s (Minn.) checked in at number five while Greensboro jumped up four rungs to number six. Otterbein stayed at seventh. Nebraska Wesleyan dropped two spots to sixth and is followed by Emory and Central

 

Nos. 11 through 15 remained unchanged this week. Huntingdon, Gustavus Adolphus, Texas Lutheran, La Grange and LaVerne, repectively, held those positions. Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Saint Thomas switched places this week to check in at Nos. 16 and 17. Skidmore jumped four rungs to No. 18 while California Lutheran and Illinois Weleyan closed out the top 20.

 

The the final five spots of the poll were Mary Hardin-Baylor, Ohio Wesleyan, Washington & Lee, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps and Franklin.

 

Denison, Hardin-Simmons and Randolph Macon fell from the top 25 rankings.

 

The GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division III GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released May 6.

 

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - April 15, 2005

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (9) 482 1
2 Oglethorpe (7) 460 5
3 Guilford (2) 456 2
4 Redlands (2) 449 3
5 St. John's (Minn.) 377 4
6 Greensboro 366 10
7 Otterbein 348 7
8 Nebraska Wesleyan 337 6
9 Emory 326 8
10 Central 291 9
11 Huntingdon 280 11
12 Gustavus Adolphus 234 12
13 Texas Lutheran 219 13
14 La Grange 178 14
15 LaVerne 164 15
16 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 152 17
17 Saint Thomas 129 16
18 Skidmore 114 22
19 California Lutheran 113 T23
20 Illinois Wesleyan 108 NR
21 Mary Hardin-Baylor 104 NR
22 Ohio Wesleyan 98 19
23 Washington & Lee 95 20
T24 Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 91 NR
T24 Franklin 91 18

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Rankings: Denison, Hardin-Simmons, Randolph Macon

Others Receiving Votes: Denison 72, Rhodes 44, Allegheny 38, Hardin-Simmons 37, Randolph Macon 34, DePauw 25, New York 23, St. John Fisher 23, Hope 22, Muskingum 20, Olivet 19, Wooster 11, Averett 10, Rochester 9, Millikin 8, Trinity University 7, Hampden-Sydney 6, Williams 6, Loras 5, Williamette 5, Texas-Dallas 4, St. Lawrence 3, Wartburg 3, Hamilton 1, Luther 1, Wesley 1

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